Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), the Malaysian-owned operator and developer of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station, has appointed Donagh (‘Don’) O’Sullivan as chief executive officer.

As CEO, Don will lead the continued development of the former industrial brownfield site following the restoration and public opening of the Grade II* listed Power Station. Along with much of the western and riverfront area, the Power Station has already been transformed into a vibrant new destination for London, welcoming over 11.2 million visitors in 2023.

Don will also oversee the operation of the growing riverside neighbourhood, which is already home to over 140 shops, bars and restaurants, more than 2,500 residents, unique leisure venues and office space, including Apple’s new 500,000 sq ft UK headquarters and the newly launched 50 Electric Boulevard, a 200,000 sq ft state-of-the-art office building designed by Foster + Partners.

Don was formerly the CEO of Galliard Homes from July 2017 until March 2022, joining the company in 2001 as a contract manager.

Originally from Co Cork, Ireland, Don is a Chartered Civil Engineer who began his career with Balfour Beatty in 1990. The early part of his profession was spent working on major construction projects throughout the UK before Don joined Galliard in 2001. Over the next decade Don was part of the leadership that created one of the largest mixed-use developers in the South East of England, a portfolio which included retail, offices and hotels. Don was made Group Managing Director in 2012 and was appointed Group CEO in 2017.  During his tenure as CEO, Galliard completed over 5,000 homes and made aggregate profits of over £250m.

Tan Sri Jagan Sabapathy, chairman of Battersea Power Station Project Holding Company, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Don O’Sullivan as our new CEO. Don’s exceptional leadership skills, strategic insights and deep industry knowledge make him the ideal choice to lead BPSDC. Don joins us as we embark on the next phase of development at Battersea Power Station and as we strengthen the performance of our assets under management, including the iconic Grade II*listed Power Station. I am confident that Don, together with the wonderful team that we have at BPSDC, will take us to the next level of achievement and success.”

Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Battersea Power Station team. I have long been an admirer of this landmark project on our wondrous London skyline. The exceptional vision and extraordinary commitment shown from the Shareholders and the whole Battersea Team has already delivered beyond expectations – I am very excited to have the opportunity of playing a part in the next stages of the great Battersea Power Station story.”


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